Monthly Archive: June 2014

Ask LazyWeb: Pay-Per-Click Firms?

I have a project to find a pay-per-click firm for a company to partner with. They have some criteria:

  • Large enough to handle multiple large-scale projects simultaneously
  • Small enough that they don’t think that anything short of landing McDonalds or Coke as a client isn’t worth their time
  • Based in North America
  • Can actually lay out their approach to PPC to you, instead of saying something along the lines of, “Well, PPC is more of an art than a science…”

And that’s about it.

I’m about to dive into our friend Google and do some searching, but if any of you have any recommendations (or anti-recommendations) (that aren’t just, “Ew. PPC evil.”), I’d love to hear them.


Ask LazyWeb: Hosted ticketing systems?

Before you tell me to install RT, let me stop you: I don’t have a host to run this ticketing system on. That’s why I’m looking for a hosted system. Do any of you have any recommendations (or anti-recommendations) for such a thing?

My wish list is pretty minimal:

  • Queues
  • Email integration
  • Multiple users
  • Reasonable UI
  • Cheap (Free is even better)

I get the feeling this is going to be one of those, “pick three” sort of things, but I figured it can’t hurt to ask.

Have you any wool?

Hi, everybody!

On Thursday, I decided to start a new project: the Vivid blanket by tincanknits. (See one of the (unblocked) completed squares below.) (more…)

Love the one you’re with.

See, I’ve signed up for the Game of Thrones-inspired Stormborn Shawl mystery knit along [1]. And I’m loving the pattern. It’s clever and geometric and just makes sense. It has unusual shapes in it, and I can understand why they’re there. It’s challenging enough to keep me interested, but not so challenging that I’m spending more time tinking than knitting. I should be having an absolute blast with this.

But I’m not.

All because I’m pretty unhappy with the yarn I’m using.


[HiveMind: Seattle] Is there a doctor in the house?

Well, not one of you, necessarily. But I’m hoping that one (or more) of you can point me to some awesome doctors.

That’s right, kids. It’s time to make the rounds and find me a new passel of doctors to try to keep the creaky meri boat afloat.